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Energy Assistance & Water Assistance

Many Minnesotans spend over 25% of their income on utility bills. Do you need help with your heating, electric, or water bills? Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County (CAP-HC) is here to help!

The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) can help you pay your energy and water bills between October 1, 2022 and May 31, 2023. Qualified applicants may receive a grant paid directly to their utility provider to reduce utility expenses. 

  • The 2022-2023 program year began October 1, 2022.
  • The Cold-Weather Rule started on October 1, 2022 and continues through April 30, 2023. Please contact your utility provider for more information.

Learn more about additional Energy Assistance information from Minnesota Department of Commerce


Income eligibility for Energy Assistance is calculated by looking at gross income (your income before taxes and other deductions) for a three-month period. Your income must be at or below the following guidelines - see chart below.


** For household sizes 10 and up, call 952-930-3541**

Additional eligibility and documentation requirements are outlined in the application.

Application Processing

The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) processes applications in the order they are received with the exception of applications from households experiencing a no-heat emergency.

Currently, EAP staff are processing applications received the week of:

December 14, 2022

To Apply

An application form must be completed to determine your eligibility for the Energy Assistance Program. Additional documentation required to complete your application is outlined in the application form.

There are several ways to complete an application:

1. Download an Application

Download an application using the buttons below.

2. Apply Online

Apply online through the Department of Commerce using the button below.

3. Pick Up an Application in Person

Pick up an application Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm, at our Self-Service Area in St. Louis Park (8800 Highway 7, St. Louis Park, 55426) on the 4th floor.

4. Request an Application by Email or Mail

Complete this form to have an application emailed or mailed to you.

To Submit Your Completed Application

Submit your completed application in one of the following ways.

  • Mail: CAP-HC Energy Assistance Program
             8800 Highway 7, Ste. 403
             St. Louis Park, MN 55426
  • Email:  
  • Fax: 952-697-1313
  • In person: place your documents in an envelope clearly labeled "Energy Assistance," then drop the envelope in the drop box at CAP-HC's office (8800 Hwy 7, St. Louis Park, 55426) on the 4th floor. 

We will review your application materials and follow up with you for next steps. 

If you have any questions about EAP, please visit our Energy & Water Services FAQs page, email us at, or call us at 952-930-3541.

Crisis Funds for Households

Crisis funds for water, natural gas, electric, and fuel vendors are available for households with a past due balance, disconnection of service notice, or shut off.

Energy Assistance Program Offices

CAP-HC has several office locations throughout Hennepin County. Visit our Locations page for more information.

Energy & Water Services FAQs

Find answers to many frequently asked questions about Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County's (CAP-HC's) Energy & Water Assistance Programs on our Energy & Water Services FAQs page

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